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Modern Mining May 2019With the annual Botswana Resource Sector Conference (BRSC) coming up soon (it will be held in Gaborone on 10/11 June), we take an in-depth look at the country’s mining industry. As is well-known, the closure of several mines has hit the industry in Botswana hard and resulted in the loss of thousands of jobs (mainly in Selebi-Phikwe, where BCL operated) but there is hope of relief with several new copper and coal mines due to open over the next two to three years.

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Modern Mining April coverThe topic of modular plants features strongly in this issue, with detailed articles on two leaders in the field, MET63 and APT, both based in the Johannesburg area. We also look at the Toliara mineral sands project in Madagascar, which is destined to become the second mine of Base Resources, and cover the official opening of Sasol Mining’s Impumelelo coal mine in the Secunda area.

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Modern Mining March 2019This issue features coverage of a nice spread of commodities, with articles on the Vametco vanadium operation near Brits, the Liqhobong diamond mine in Lesotho and the Lindi Jumbo graphite project in Tanzania. We also look at the legacy of De Beers’ Voorspoed diamond mine in South Africa’s Free State Province, which has now closed down after 10 years of operations.

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Modern Mining February 2019Copper features prominently in this issue, with articles on both the T3 copper/silver project in the Kalahari Copperbelt of Botswana and the Kamoa/Kakula project of Ivanhoe and its partners in the DRC’s Lualaba Province. T3 could bring back copper mining to Botswana – the country has a long history of producing copper but currently has no active copper mines – while Kamoa-Kakula has the potential to become the world’s second biggest copper mining complex.

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Modern Mining January 2019Much of our January issue is devoted to our annual ‘Africa’s Top Mining Projects’ feature. This year we’ve selected five projects, four in South Africa and one outside our borders. They are the new processing plant at the Cullinan diamond mine, the Venetia Underground Project (VUP), the Gamsberg zinc project and the Nokeng fluorspar mine, all in South Africa, and Project 5 Million (P5M) at the Asanko Gold Mine in Ghana.

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Modern Mining December 2018In a further boost to Zimbabwe’s reviving mining sector, the ground-breaking ceremony for the Arcadia lithium project near Harare in Zimbabwe took place in late November, with Zimbabwe’s President, Emmerson Mnangagwa in attendance. The project, covered in this issue, will have a plant throughput of 2,4 Mt/a.

Further north in Africa, we look at Resolute Mining’s plans to install a new solar hybrid power plant at its Syama gold mine in Mali. Other mines that have commissioned similar systems during 2018 are Essakane, also in Mali, and Otjikoto in Namibia.

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